We close out the show with the energetic voices of the Baltimore Citywide Youth Poetry Team - this year comprised completely of young talented women – who will be representing Baltimore at the 16th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam in August in Chicago.
We get an update on the powerful, monster tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma yesterday, killing at least 51 people. While initial reports ranked this tornado EF-4, the second most powerful kind of tornado, there is evidence that the tornado might be upgraded to EF-5, indicating speeds over 200mph. Reports indicate that the tornado was anywhere from half-a-mile to one mile wide, destroying everything along a stretch anywhere from 12-20 miles.
Kevin Alexander Gray, author of The Decline of Black Politics: From Malcolm X to Barack Obama and Waiting for Lightning to Strike: The Fundamentals of Black Politics, and organizer for the Harriet Tubman Freedom House Project;
Are you concerned about unemployment in our city and beyond? So is the Baltimore City Council, which last week voted on a piece of legislation that would require businesses receiving contracts from the city to hire 51% of the new workers from Baltimore City, or face sanctions. The City law department has indicated that such a mandate would be unconstitutional. We host a roundtable discussion to consider the issue of dire unemployment and whether this measure or others will be effective with:
According to a U.S. Department of Justice study released last week, the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup has higher-than-average rates of inmate abuse. Nearly 13 percent of inmates at that facility reported being abused either by a fellow inmate or staff member. We talk with legislators and prison reform advocates about what real reform means. Our guests include:
Delegate Sam Arora, Democrat representing Maryland’s 19th District (Montgomery County) in the Maryland House of Delegates;
Delegate Nicholaus Kipke, House Minority Leader for the Maryland House of Delegates and Republican representing Maryland’s 31st District (Anne Arundel County);
Tracy Velazquez, former Vice Chair of the Montana Democratic Party and former Director of the Justice Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.;
We close our show with a fascinating tour through Mt. Auburn Cemetery, the oldest African American cemetery in Baltimore, for which a 7-year restoration process was recently completed under the direction of Morgan State University (MSU), and which was rededicated on Tuesday by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. With:
Robin Howard, Associate Director of the Center of Museums with the James E. Lewis Museum of Art at MSU;
and Jeanne D. Hitchcock, Esq., Secretary of Appointments for the Governor’s Office.
We talk with artistMina Cheon, AKA Kim IL Soon, and Ethan Cohen of Ethan Cohen Fine Arts in New York City – which hosted a show of Kim Il Soon’s work in 2012 – about the work of this Socialist Realist painter from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and how her work is tied to a quest for the reunification of Korea and global peace.
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